lady welcoming guests who are staying

Preparing your home for guests can be a difficult task. Everyone has different needs and preferences, so it can be challenging to prepare the perfect environment.

Why Preparing Your Home For Guests Is Important

It’s extremely important that you take time to acknowledge that you have a guest coming to stay, and therefore take the time to prepare to make your home comfortable to welcome them in. Just by taking the time to show your guests that they are appreciated, you could dramatically improve their stay and make them feel a great deal more comfortable in your property.

Think in the mindset of a guest, or a customer at a hotel. What are the main features of a room that you would want, and what could be done to make you feel even more at home? Anything you can think of to make your guest feel at ease, you should do! After all, they want to come and spend time with you. So if you have guests coming over to visit or stay anytime soon, and you want to welcome into your home with open arms then look no further. We have created a guide on how you can prepare your home for guests and ensure that they are at their utmost comfort at all times. So keep reading!

Stock Up On Food

If you already have a family, then you know how important it is that there is always enough food to go around. If you are having a guest come to stay, be sure that when going food shopping that you stock up on enough ingredients to prepare food for everybody.

As a generic home tip to save money and reduce your home’s amount of food waste we recommend planning out your meals weekly. For example, plan your dinners from Monday to Friday so that you can work out how much of each ingredient you need precisely. Meaning that you won’t have the need to throw out any out of date or unnecessary ingredients. Ask your guests beforehand their favourite meals and what their dislikes are, that way you can avoid the situation of preparing your guests something that they do not like or something that goes against their dietary requirements. In the meantime, check out these other fantastic tips on how to reduce home food waste!

woman food shopping in the supermarket

Provide Entertainment

Even if your guest is a close family member, they may not always feel comfortable sat watching TV downstairs with you and the rest of your family. Everybody needs a bit of alone time to relax and unwind, and if your guest is staying for a long time, then it’s essential that you provide them with a few things to keep them entertained on their own.

For example, if you have one why not provide your guest with a TV in their room to stay updated on their favourite shows. Or, simply provide your guest with up to date, interesting reading material. This can be anything from novels, to magazines or newspapers. Take a look at the best novels of 2018 for some inspiration. However, we would not think into this too much as more often than not guests bring their own devices like phones and tablets to watch things on catchup and entertain themselves – but it’s better to be safe than sorry!

Alternatively, you guest may want somewhere open to relax without being cooped up in their bedroom. Why not use your house extensions Buckingham to transform your unused space into a family relaxation area? Builders Milton Keynes can help advise you if you need help with planning or permissions if you don’t already have one!

Prepare A Welcome Pack

One way to make your guest feel appreciated is to prepare them a welcome pack to show you appreciate them. A welcome pack doesn’t have to be a huge basket full of gifts; it’s the little things that count.

A welcome pack can merely be a small pouch or wash bag filled with a few toiletries or gifts that may come in handy to your guests during their stay. This includes typically things such as a toothbrush, dental floss, deodorant, a snack or their favourite chocolate bar, soap or pocket size body wash and any other things that you can think of to help your guest out. Alternatively, if you aren’t the creative type or just don’t have the time, you can purchase handmade guest welcome packs online. We love these ones from Out Of Eden!

toiletries in basket on bed in room

Deep Clean

If your guest is going to be staying in a spare bedroom, it’s unlikely that this room is in regular use. Meaning that it’s had plenty of time and opportunity to collect dust. Have a quick spring clean around your guest’s room before they arrive.

Start by hoovering the carpets or steaming the floor, followed by in-depth dusting, polishing and just a general tidy up. Read this article on how to carry out a quick spring clean!

New Bedsheets

We cannot stress enough how important this is, if you found out somebody else had used your bedsheets and not cleaned them, it’s very unlikely you would stay in your bed without washing them, and this is the same case.

Although nothing will be wrong with your bed, it’s still about worrying getting into a bed that you know nothing about. By changing your bedsheets, it makes your guest aware that they are fresh and clean, not to mention that they will have the best sleep ever! Remember to change pillowcases as well, during seasons like this it’s incredibly easy for pollen to find it’s way onto pillowcases and bedding and set off allergies.

pink bed with fresh bedsheets

Prepare Your Home For Your Guests Today!

So now you know exactly how you can make your guests feel at home, we suggest that you follow these top tips and your guest can enjoy their stay with you and your family. If you need any information about house extensions Towcester, our builders will be more than happy to give you some more information.

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